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verb as in be of consequence, importance

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The Department of the Interior, organizers pointed out, would be best filled by an Indigenous member, considering it addresses most matters related to tribal land and Indigenous affairs, including education.

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Many such letters on regulatory matters are signed by multiple senators, sometimes dozens.

Brill said she could not comment on her conversations with the woman or any other personnel matter.

Tropical peatlands are swampy forests that are found in regions around the Equator whose peat is composed mostly of dead tree matter, rather than moss as in other latitudes.

Within a matter of essentially minutes, you could basically design a vaccine.

And with so much more sense of meaning, of consequentiality, instead of nothing mattering.

“Yet the Golden Globes sided with Allen, in effect accusing Dylan either of lying or of not mattering,” he writes.

When 10:59 becomes 11 p.m., and the programming changes to sitcom reruns, the events of the previous hour stop mattering.

They seem very good pipes; and as there's six of them, you and I can break one a-piece if we like, Terry, without its mattering.

If he was a mere bully he sneaked off, mattering that he should find a time.

As for its not mattering—but you don't know who is downstairs.

You will notice that their port is in the east, mattering not what wind may be blowing where you are.

"It is beautiful country, Deane," she said, as if that were the thing mattering just then.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mattering, such as: count, signify, involve, imply, affect, and mean.

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